Aesthetic and Durable Tooth Replacement
Aesthetic and Durable
For patients with a missing tooth or teeth, porcelain dental bridges offer a potentially ideal solution. A precision-crafted dental bridge fills the gap where teeth are missing with a natural-looking artificial tooth or teeth. Dr. Knop, Dr. Ilyabayev and Dr. Gelfand have finely honed aesthetic sensibilities that enable them to customize replacement teeth to the specific needs of individual patients. This ensures porcelain restorations that perfectly complement the size, shape, color, and texture of surrounding natural teeth. Furthermore, because our dental bridges are composed of only the finest, most resilient materials, they are extremely durable, giving our patients the ability to eat, talk, and smile with renewed ease and confidence.
Precision-crafted dental bridges fill the gap with a natural looking artificial tooth.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are several types of dental bridges, all of which serve the same basic purpose. Traditional fixed dental bridges consist of an artificial tooth or teeth supported by two porcelain crowns, one for each natural tooth on either side of the gap. When these crowns are attached to the natural teeth, the artificial tooth or teeth then span the gap between, unobtrusively restoring the patient’s smile.
If natural teeth remain on only one side of a gap, our dentists may use a Cantilever bridge. With this type of bridge, the two supporting dental crowns are located on the same side of the replacement tooth. A third type of bridge, the “Maryland” composite bond bridge, is attached by means of a metal band that is discreetly bonded to the back surfaces of the surrounding natural teeth. This type of bridge is typically used to replace missing front teeth.
Although the traditional fixed bridges should last many years with proper maintenance, bridges can also be supported by dental implants to ensure the most secure, life-like restoration possible.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Aside from the obvious aesthetic benefits, there are numerous practical advantages to replacing missing teeth with dental bridges. By filling the gap between natural teeth, dental bridges can help prevent these teeth from drifting out of alignment. In addition, because they are fixed into place, they cannot slip or be removed by hand. As a result, they offer a stable, long-term solution to problems that might otherwise develop with chewing and speaking.